Last night in Toronto we got a chance to see the famous CP Rail “Holiday Train.” It’s passes through Ontario once a year and it’s all dolled up in lights, decorations and has a live band playing. It also connects itself with a food drive so that attendees arrive with non-perishable food items to fight hunger. If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely get out there next year in whatever city or town you’re in.
Shy Kids are a Toronto-based group of three musicians, filmmakers, roommates and best friends who recently put the finishing touches on their debut album, titled Lofty! The title was inspired by their Kensington Market loft where they made the album and debut music video for the first single “Ⓡ o c k e t s”.
The music video for “Ⓡ o c k e t s” premiered yesterday and the characters, places and objects in the music video were built entirely out of candy (which took about 9 months and $600 worth). Conceptualized and created from start to finish by the members of shy kids; from sourcing the candy, imagining the plot-line and all of the editing.
Even though right now their focus is on their music, they have strong roots and a background in film. You may have seen a documentary they premiered in 2013 called Noah which received critical acclaim and won best short film at the TIFF festival that year.
Genre bending band, Rocky Business is on tour and is arriving to play their first Canadian show tonight at Wrongbar on Queen St. W fresh off their epic show at Lollapalooza. Read their bio HERE. And definitely go check them out if you’re in Toronto this evening! Some more info and videos after the jump!
One of our main men, Luke McCutcheon, just finished wrapping up the new video “Pretty Boy” for the Montreal-based indie band, Young Galaxy. Young Galaxy has been really creating a lot of buzz with their new album “Ultramarine” and we’re sure if you haven’t heard it already, you’ll be jamming out to it all day.
We here at Bizarre Beyond Belief had a chance to work (again) with the fantastic band Azores from Toronto. We got to follow them around to shoot a video for their hard-hitting song “Gold Pens” from their “Live From Hoboken” album. This album is also for sale on their bandcamp page with all proceeds being donated to hurricane Sandy relief. We hope you enjoy the video and support an amazing cause.
In light of the first issue coming out, we figured it would be a good idea to feature each artist throughout the upcoming days. We here are lucky enough to say we know Azores personally. It’s inevitable that they’re gonna blow up. We just hope they remember us!